Message-ID: <UX6riIBHMMz0EwyF@the-net-effect.com> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 17:08:23 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: Colin F Reynolds <email@example.com> Subject: Questionable implementation of IMG ALT attribute as tooltips In article <SIMEON.9801261055.B@s1682.essex.ac.uk>, James Green <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes >> For small icons or symbols, I use characters to imitate the appearance >> of the image, e.g. <img src="mylogo.gif" alt="MyLoGo"> or >> <img src="bullet.gif" alt="*">. > >My thoughts precisely. So we agree, James? When, in this example, the ALT attribute value of "*" is IMPLEMENTED AS A TOOLTIP (see topic) this impairs the functionality of the user interface, since the tooltip does not provide the reader with any useful information, and, worse, creates an unnecessary distraction. -- Colin Reynolds Q: Will computers ever be able to wreck a nice beach? And if they do, will they *understand* it?